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Rosella Hunter Named Business Manager Of National Steeplechase Association

A critical job in any office rests on the shoulders of its business manager, and effective Dec. 1, the National Steeplechase Association has a new one in Rosella Hunter, a native Californian who now makes the NSA’s base of Fair Hill, MD., her home. Besides running the office, Hunter, an equestrian with an eclectic background, […]

Steeplechasing Stalwart Dick Ogden Passes At Age 92

Richard McAllister Ogden, a familiar face on the National Steeplechase Association circuit who went on to become a steward, passed away on Nov. 30 at age 92 at Paoli Hospital in Pennsylvania. Known as Dick to his many friends, the West Chester resident was passionate about racing and spent many afternoons at Parx and Delaware […]

National Steeplechase Association’s Annual Awards Gala Returns After Three-Year Hiatus

In a clear sign signaling that the sport is inching its way back from COVID, the National Steeplechase Association will honor the leading horse and human competitors of 2022 at an awards dinner in Baltimore, Md., on Thursday, Jan. 19, the first such gala in three years. The evening event, at the Maryland Club beginning […]

Old Warrior Prevails: 13-Year-Old Timber Star Mystic Strike Captures Third Hunt Cup

There were enough storylines in this weekend’s National Steeplechase Association 16-race tripleheader in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Georgia to fill a full chapter in the NSA’s 2022 yearbook. At the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup Races in Unionville, veteran timber star Mystic Strike made magic one more time, capturing his third Hunt Cup and topping the $300,000 career […]

NSA: Heroics By Andi’amu, Down Royal Made It Gold Cup Day To Remember

If there’s one word that captures Saturday’s International Gold Cup at Great Meadow Race Course in Virginia it’s electrifying. The two highly popular and highly accomplished veterans put on an incredible show in their respective races. Joseph Fowler’s magnificent mare, Down Royal, was up first, in the $75,000 David L. “Zeke” Ferguson stakes, a Grade […]

‘People’s Champion’: $1,000 Purchase Hewick Totally Dominant In Grand National

It was a great day for the Irish at Far Hills on Saturday as TJ McDonald’s Hewick, a 7-year-old trained by John Joseph “Shark” Hanlon and ridden by Jordan Gainford, crossed the ocean to obliterate the field in the Grade 1, $250,000 Grand National. The margin of victory was 11 1/4 lengths, and the win […]

Snap Decision, Noah And The Ark Meet Again In Far Hills’ Grand National

The Far Hills Races at Moorland Farm in New Jersey kicks off its second century with the 101st running of the National Steeplechase Association’s marquee meet, a feast of seven sensational matchups anchored by the Grade 1, $250,000 Grand National which has drawn an international assembly of classy jumpers. Click here for all the entries: […]

NSA: Venerable Champion, Burgeoning Star Top Features At Virginia Fall, Genesee Valley

At Virginia Fall A “Cracker” jack performance Until two weeks ago, The Hundred Acre Field’s Cracker Factory hadn’t won a race on the NSA circuit — though he competed against some tough foes — in a dozen tries over three seasons following a successful career overseas. Two weeks ago he broke his maiden over timber […]

NSA: Timber Features On Tap At Geneseo, Middleburg

At the Genesee Valley Hunt Races in Geneseo, N.Y., the only steeplechase in the Empire State away from the flat tracks, three races have been carded, all over timber. Topping the day is the $25,000 Genesee Valley Hunt Cup, at 3 ½ miles. The other races are a $15,000 maiden and a $10,000 allowance restricted […]

Ladies Day: Female Trainers Win All Six Steeplechase Races At Foxfield

Perhaps the time will come when society stops measuring success by gender or calling out milestone moments as notable because they were accomplished by any group outside of the expected. But until then, we’ll continue to celebrate remarkable achievements precisely because they are out of the ordinary and rank as extraordinary. On Sunday at the […]